Ryan MacInnis

Columbus Blue Jackets
St. Louis Hockey News

Fantasy Summary

Big, powerful center with strong puck-possession skills. Has the chance to develop into a strong two-way third line player.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.0
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 14, 1996
Height 6‘3”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2014 Round 2; Overall: 43

Observations

January 2019 – MacInnis was assigned to the Cleveland Monsters in September. Through 39 games he has managed to post 12 points, five off from his career high. He has no immediate fantasy value but has the upside to become a middle-six forward in the NHL in a couple of years. He is in the final year of his contract with the Blue Jackets organization. Frank Pellegrini

July 2018- MacInnis has been traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for defenseman Jacob Graves and a conditional sixth-round pick. While MacInnis was a very effective checking line center he didn’t show much offensively in the AHL. Keith Duggan

June 2018- In MacInnis’s second year of pro he didn’t offer much offensively once again, scoring six goals and 14 points in 59 games. The big center is a smart player who skates well but once again played mostly bottom-six minutes for Tucson. He plays the role very effectively but there seems more untapped potential to his game. Going into his final year of MacInnis’s entry-level contract he’ll need to show more offensively to remain NHL and fantasy relevant. Keith Duggan

July 2017- The Coyotes were expecting an adjustment period for MacInnis as he joined the pro ranks and that’s what they got as the young center did not put up much offense in his first season in the AHL. He played mostly a bottom-six role with Tucson and put up eight goals, 17 points in 68 games on a team that struggled to score the second half of the season. With ample size and a strong skater, more offense is expected from MacInnis is his second season of pro. In his first season of junior MacInnis put up 37 points then jumping to 62 the following campaign and 81 his final year. Hopefully we see a similar trajectory in the pro ranks. Keith Dugggan

February 2017- It’s been an adjustment for big center Ryan MacInnis is his first pro season. He’s played mostly a bottom-six role for the Tucson Roadrunners of the AHL and thus hasn’t put up much offense, seven goals and 11 points in 48 games. The Coyotes were expecting an adjustment period for the late bloomer so this isn’t a surprise. MacInnis will need a few more years of seasoning in the AHL before he’s ready for the NHL. Keith Duggan

April 2016- Ryan MacInnis finished his junior career with a strong 2015-16 season. The Kitchener captain scored 38 goals and 81 points in 59 games, good for 16th in the OHL and was named the Rangers Team MVP. MacInnis improved offensively each season from 37 in 2013-14 to 62 to 81 this past year. He also had a strong playoff’s, 13 points in 9 games till his Rangers were swept in the second round by the London Knights. Look for MacInnis to spend 2016-17 in the AHL continuing to develop his game. Keith Duggan

December 2015- Ryan MacInnis excellent season continues as he’s been named to USA’s 2016 World Junior Team. MacInnis is currently 11th in OHL scoring with 20 goals and 43 points in 29 games. He is most likely to play a bottom six role with Team USA but don’t be surprised to see him push for a more prominent role. Keith Duggan

October 2015- Since being returned to the Kitchener Rangers from Arizona’s training camp, Ryan MacInnis has gotten of to a scorching start to what will most likely be his final season in the OHL. He is currently fourth in OHL scoring with 10 goals and 10 assists in 12 games, along with his Rangers, as of Oct. 30th, are still unbeaten in regulation. With a much more talented Kitchener team this season, MacInnis should continue to pile up the points, especially with the team just adding ultra-skilled Toronto second rounder Jeremy Bracco. Keith Duggan

April 2015- After completing a solid season with the Kitchener Rangers, the Arizona Coyotes have signed Ryan MacInnis to an three-year, entry-level contract. He posted 25 goals and 62 points in 67 games, leading his team in points, assists and tied for the lead in goals. MacInnis also posted three goals and eight points in six postseason games. A big, talented two-way centerman, his game is really developing but he still looks a few years away from competing for a spot with the Coyotes. With the Kitchener Rangers knocked out of the playoff’s, MacInnis will report to the Portland Pirates of the AHL, where he will play out the 2014-15 season. Keith Duggan

November 2014- Its been a great start to the 2014-15 season for Ryan MacInnis, as his offensive game has started to really come along. With 23 points in 22 games, he’s been using his size to his advantage more this season, as MacInnis has taken over the number one center role for the Kitchener Rangers. Look for him to possibly play for Team USA at the coming 2015 World Junior Championship. Keith Duggan

June 2014 – Ryan MacInnis was selected by the Arizona Coyotes at 43rd overall in the 2nd round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Ryan is the son of former NHL great, Al MacInnis. Ryan projects to be a big versatile forward. He is still very raw and will take a while before he becomes relevant in the NHL. –Kevin Won

May 2014 – Ryan MacInnis ventured to the OHL in his draft year looking to get himself on scout’s radars and it was a smart decision. The tall lanky pivot with plenty of room to fill out joined the Kitchener Rangers and experienced big leaps in his development over the course of the year. A strong forward with good puck protection skills, MacInnis is the son of former NHL blueliner Al MacInnis. He doesn’t possess near the power in his shot as his old man did but MacInnis is rounding out his offensive game nicely. The big centerman displays good hockey sense and has a soft touch with the puck around the crease but it’s his long-term potential that has NHL teams most interested. As MacInnis starts to fill out his frame and learn to use his size, he will have the opportunity to dominate the corners and scoring areas with more ease. With a year of OHL competition under his belt, look for him to take his game to the next level in his sophomore campaign. MacInnis is projected as a second round selection at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft but could sneak into the top 30.  Brendan Ross


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 St. Louis AAA Blues U16 T1EHL U16 34 27 20 47 18 |          
  USA U16 YOG 6 4 2 6 4 |          
 2012-2013 USNTDP Juniors USHL 41 8 6 14 6 |          
  U.S. National U17 Team USDP 52 15 10 25 6 |          
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 7 0 2 2 0 |          
  USA U17 WHC-17 6 2 3 5 0 |          
 2013-2014 Kitchener Rangers OHL 66 16 21 37 18 |          
 2014-2015 Kitchener Rangers OHL 67 25 37 62 28 | Playoffs 6 3 5 8
 2015-2016 Kitchener Rangers OHL 59 38 43 81 49 | Playoffs 9 5 8 13
  Springfield Falcons AHL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  USA U20 WJC-20 7 0 3 3 2 |          
 2016-2017 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 68 8 9 17 50 |          
 2017-2018 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 59 6 8 14 22 | Playoffs 9 2 1 3
 2018-2019 Cleveland Monsters AHL 71 4 20 24 39 | Playoffs 8 1 2 3

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